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Courses for Primary School Staff

Spring Courses

The courses below are for Pre-School and Primary School Staff. All courses are FREE and include refreshments (lunch is provided for courses based at the showground).

Courses run from 9.45am - 3.00pm and are held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, unless otherwise stated.

A new course booklet is produced for Autumn, Spring & Summer terms.




Date Course Name Suitable For
Tuesday 5th February Grow Your Own School Vegetable Garden EYFS, KS1, KS2
Monday 25th February Inspiring Literacy Outdoors KS2
Tuesday 5th March The Language of Nature EYFS & KS1
Tuesday 12th March Muddy Maths EYFS & KS1
Wednesday 13th March Creature Comforts EYFS, KS1, KS2
Monday 18th March Developing Your Outdoor Space for Learning FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 26th March Navigating Your Way Around Maps & Compasses KS2
Wednesday 27th March Mindfulness in Nature FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 2nd April Forest School Fun! A Taster Session EYFS, KS1, KS2
Wednesday 3rd April The John Muir Award in Schools Upper KS2 & above
Course on Tour - Wednesday 27th March Introduction to Forest School at Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG KS1 KS2


















What to bring

Most courses take place outdoors for the majority of the day therefore please dress accordingly and bring:

  • Indoor & Outdoors Shoes
  • Rain Coat
  • Warm Jumper
  • Water-proof trousers
  • Hats & Gloves in winter

Terms & Conditions

All courses are FREE because they are organised and funded by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. If you can no longer attend please let us know as soon as possible by calling Kate Kirby on 01423 546283. We have a waiting list for most courses so can offer your place to someone else. Cancellations within 5 working days will be charged £25 + VAT.

Please note that due to the popularity of our courses places are limited to one person from each setting per course.


For further information please contact Kate Kirby (Charitable Activities Coordinator) on 01423 546283 or email Please get in touch if you have any ideas for future outdoor learning courses or if you are a facilitator who can offer relevant courses.  

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